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A Guide to the George Clary Papers at the Connecticut Historical Society
George Clary was born in Cornish, New Hampshire in 1829, the son of Rev. Joseph and Lucy Clary. Following his 1852 graduation from Dartmouth College, Clary studied with physicians in Thetford, New Hampshire and Hartford, Connecticut while also working as a clerk in a drug store. He attended the Yale School of Medicine, graduating in 1857. During the Civil War he served as surgeon in the Thirteenth Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers.
Clary married Mary Rebecca Dorrance in 1867 and settled in New Britain, Connecticut. He was a member of the medical societies of Connecticut, New Britain and Hartford and one of the founders of the New Britain Y. M. C. A. He died on December 30, 1916. A copy of his obituary is available in the Mary Morris Obituary Scrapbooks at the Connecticut Historical Society.
Collection consists largely of correspondence with his family, his diaries, his writings and transcriptions of selected portions of these materials.
Materials are organized into 6 series, based on arrangement by the donor, and are arranged chronologically within each series.
Series I: Correspondence consists of letters written from George Clary to his family.
Series II: Diaries were written while Clary was a physician in New Britain, Connecticut and a surgeon in the Thirteenth Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers.
Series III: Papers consists of notes, receipts and general orders.
Series IV: Writings comprises essays on religious, philosophical and historical topics, mostly written while a student.
Series V: Family papers contains correspondence, mostly of George's sister Eliza.
Series VI: Typed transcriptions are of selected portions of George Clary's papers
There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Use of the material requires compliance with the Connecticut Historical Society's Research Center Regulations.
Connecticut Infantry --13th Regiment.
African Americans --Social conditions.
Hartford (Conn.) --History --Sources.
United States --History --Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States --Politics and government --1849-1877.
Item, Collection Title, Collection number (Box #, Folder #). Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Connecticut.
Original EAD instance compiled by Ruth Blair in July 2000, based on donor's arrangement.
Finding Aid updated to EAD 2002 in December 2010.